Message from Oswald

Dear Subud Greater Seattle Members,

As your treasurer I wanted to make you aware of current and future expenses and to ask for members who can to make a large donation toward some of the costs that we are now facing in the maintenance of our Seattle facilities.

As you know from past posts, during December we had an issue with our sewer system backing up again.  Immediate temporary repairs were able to be completed, but it was discovered that we needed to complete the lining of our old sewer pipe all the way into the building because of new breaks in that pipe.  That repair has now been completed.  The total cost was $6,276 including tax.

We have put off for 2 years painting our building and it’s showing it.  Recently we’ve discovered water leaking into one of our rooms upstairs.  This needs to be repaired from the outside of the building.  We also know that we have other areas outside of the building that will cause similar issues, unless we act now. The total cost, with tax to paint the outside of the building is $14,862.  This painting will occur in June.

Together these costs total $21,138.

Your committee has secured a line of credit of $7000 from our regional housing fund to assist in the paying for the painting work.  If our Centerprise provides $11,203 toward these costs, the member’s portion would be $9,914.

Thanks to efforts by Danella Mauguin, and the Money Tree she started, and the donations of others, we have raised $1,558.  If we borrow the $7000 from the region, we would only need to raise $1,356, before payment for the painting is due.

I would like to see us raise $2000 by the middle of June. I’m willing to match, up to $500, of additional donations.  I would like a second volunteer to also commit to a $500 match.  Then, if checks small and large come in to match that $1000, we’ll have the $2000 before you know it.

The more we receive from members, the less we’ll have to tap into the $7000 from the region, we’ll eventually need to pay back.

I’ll be updating you as progress continues.

Your Treasurer, Oswald Norton

Oswald Norton